Kristin Scott Thomas, Matt Smith, M.I.A, Naomi Campbell and her mother Valerie Morris-Campbell were unveiled as Burberry’s all-star Christmas cast on November 1. Now, the campaign video and accompanying imagery have been released in their merry entirety.
Shot by British artist Juno Calypso, Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas celebrates seasonal traditions and rituals, but depicted at their most extreme. The unpredictable British weather is shown as a snow scene on a television in a café frequented by M.I.A and Smith, before the viewer is taken full throttle into a train carriage – complete with seats upholstered in the new Peter Saville-imagined house logo print – where Scott Thomas plays the Burberry-clad commuter on a delayed train. A family feast, where Campbell and Morris-Campbell model looks from the upcoming Vivienne Westwood collaboration, concludes the sequence of scenes with a subverted glimpse into Tisci’s universe through Calypso’s fantastical lens.